Tuesday, 8 December 2015

KODAK MOMENTS #34





It's December again.

I'm pretty sure everyone is on the same boat as me. That is the "WHERE THE FUCK HAS 2015 GONE, AND WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE?" boat.


I kid, I know what I am doing with my life. Kinda.

Recently, I re-watched Jim Carey's lecture at the Maharishi University graduation last year. Man, who would of thought that Lloyd Christmas could of been so goddamn inspirational. He spoke about how you can fail at doing something that you don't even want to do, so why not *maybe* fail at doing something you do love? He also said so many other inspiring things and you can watch it HERE



Something that it got me thinking about was about play. Not about playing video games, or hanging out with pals over a board game - but about all of my little joyful jobs. Recently I have had such a great time playing music with my brother and friends and recording it. It's a chore in parts, and repetitive, but ultimately a really fun way of working and creating something.

I was looking at my art. Currently I am working on an ASMR documentary, along with creating art works in various mediums in response to the phenomenon. If you had told me that this is what I would of spent my time in art college doing, I wouldn't of believed you. I thought that I could only be stuck at a desk, creating paintings with no personal meanings and reaching for grades beyond my abilities, and now I am reaching for something more. I am doing work that interests me, I am educating myself, and I am really pouring my heart into it because it's so new, and whether it gets me the grades I want (a first wouldn't go a miss), or not, it doesn't seem to matter as much. Things tend to just work out for people with passion. I know friends who have amazing degrees under their belt who are working in Subway, so either way why would I not just make the best of my time at uni, by playing?

Now looking to VENT. It's coming up to my two year anniversary and I am dumbfounded by the amount of amazing opportunities that have come my way. Not because I didn't work hard to be where I am already (because, I clearly do) but because it is play. I play with clothes, I play with words and conversation, and I play around with my imagination and let it all spill out on this little website that I built myself. I can't tell you exactly what my passion is, nor exactly what inspires me to log in every now and then, but I do know that it has been one of my favourite play dates for the past two years, and I am excited to spend my future playing. There is something so great about being able to spark conversation, and see you all roll in in your hundreds to read about my random mumblings. It's crazy and fantastic to know that you came here, and spent a little time - was that time frustrating and did I melt your head? Or did you have a giggle and take a time out from your own worries to read about mines? I don't know, but you definitely make this whole play time thing worth while.

I don't know how to put it but.. I love you, man.

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